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Archive for April 9th, 2020
The key feature a bailout fund that would make about $261 billion available for indebted countries. The funds must be used for health care, cure and prevention costs associated with COVID-19.
On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we'll answer your questions on the latest unemployment numbers, efforts to flatten the curve and the number of COVID-19 cases.
The Trump administration had planned to end federal support for 41 COVID-19 testing sites around the country. But after complaints from local officials the government will continue funding.
The number of patients being treated on a Navy hospital ship and inside a convention center has more than doubled in the last two days, after both facilities switched to treating people with COVID-19.
Three of the U.S. Navy's 11 aircraft carriers are reported to have sailors infected with the coronavirus. The Pentagon says readiness has not been affected, but more outbreaks are expected.
Spurred by the concerns of members in China, Columbia University's medical school alumni association raised more than $1 million to buy desperately needed masks and other gear.
In California, former inmates released early to help reduce coronavirus risks behind bars lack support when they get out, say advocates, who want better, organized help to address the crisis.
April 15 will mark the first anniversary of the fire that ripped through the cathedral. The Paris archbishop says he wants to send a "message of hope" through a small Good Friday service.
In what he calls a "worst-case" scenario, Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will be unable to meet the demand for medical workers without help from the federal government.
Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo both point to signs of good news in the coronavirus data, but say that restrictions on nonessential workers and businesses must continue.
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies. But the World Bank projects its economies could pull back as much as 5.1% this year, driven by the coronavirus pandemic.
After President Trump complained, India reversed its export ban on the anti-malaria drug, which Trump has touted as a coronavirus treatment. There's no clinical evidence it works against COVID-19.
The pope says the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing hypocrisy and misplaced priorities in the modern world, as he calls on people to remember their shared humanity.
The predicted death toll has fallen, Dr. Anthony Fauci says, because of Americans' embrace of physical separation and other restrictions.
Racist and pornographic attacks on video conferences are a problem for anyone holding online meetings, but especially for governments and organizations that must make their meetings public.
Democrats want to funnel the extra funding through community-based financial institutions, which they say help businesses owned by minorities, veterans and rural Americans across the country.
The White House's new chief spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany has a flair for confrontational and sometimes untrue assertions on cable news — much like her boss, the president.
In its latest salvo, the Federal Reserve announced $2.3 trillion in new lending programs in an effort to keep businesses and local governments afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials said Thursday that the country had nearly 1,500 new cases in a single day, with 13 new deaths from COVID-19. The news came as the Kremlin extended a national "non-working week."
Small-town hospitals were already closing at an alarming rate before COVID-19, but now the trend appears to be accelerating just as the disease arrives in rural America.
Over the past 10 years the IRS budget has been reduced by roughly 20%, leaving the agency with aging technology and forcing it to cut back on staff and training.
More than 100 prisoners at Monroe Correctional Complex's minimum-security unit set off fire extinguishers in protest after six fellow inmates were diagnosed with COVID-19 in recent days.
California is expanding its subsidized child care program to include more children of essential workers who can't work remotely.
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With stay-at-home orders in place, children of divorce can be put in difficult situations.
Zoom, a video conferencing software, has become wildly popular thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic. It allows you to connect with tons of people through video at the click of a link, so many companies are using it for their staff meetings throughout the day. But it can get exhausting.
With school disrupted for so many American teenagers due to COVID-19, it’s not surprising teens are turning to technology in a time of increased anxiety.
Quantifying mortality rates is more difficult than it seems. A recent Wall Street Journal article explains that the numbers often only tell part of the story because only a certain number of people who die from COVID-19 actually make it into the hospital or get tested. The piece explains that the fatality rate is likely much higher than reported and policy makers should be careful when making decisions based on these numbers.
On Wednesday afternoon, L.A. County reported 620 new cases and 29 new deaths, marking a rise in the mortality rate to 2.6%. There have now been more than 7,500 total confirmed cases here.